Rhea Chakraborty's co-accused Zaid Vilatra information petition in Bombay High Court for bail

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Rhea’s co-accused Zaid information petition in Bombay HC for bail& 

Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty’s co-accused Zaid Vilatra was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday, September 2 and he was remanded in NCB’s custody. Vilatra has now filed a petition earlier than Bombay High Court in opposition to the September 9 particular court docket order. He has sought orders for bail from the court docket.

Earlier, his bail plea was rejected by the particular NDPS court docket together with the bail plea of Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty. They had been arrested in connection to drug prices in late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise case.

Vilatra’s Bandra residence was searched on September 1. And it was reported that NCB recovered Rs 9.55 lakh, in addition to some international foreign money. It was additionally reported that the seized quantities had been sale proceeds from the marijuana he had illegally equipped earlier.

In the petition, Vilatra says, “There is completely no restoration of any contraband at his occasion and there may be completely no nexus between him and any contraband of business amount.’’ He additionally said within the petition that he was ‘maliciously’ booked beneath the next sections: eight c, learn together with sections 20(b) (ii) (A) (whoever produces, possesses, promote, transports or makes use of Cannabis), 23, 27-A (financing illicit visitors and harbouring offenders), 29 and 30 of the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act. 

Opposing the fees levelled in opposition to him, he mentioned within the plea that ‘part 27A shall not be relevant to offences involving small amount or non-commercial amount’. The bail petition additional stresses on the non-applicability of part 27A.

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Rhea and Showik’s bails have additionally been rejected and their lawyer Satish Maneshinde mentioned in an announcement that they’ll anticipate the reasoned bail order earlier than deciding on the following course of authorized motion.

Other than NCB, CBI and ED are additionally investigating the case. Several angles are being probed by the three investigating companies in Sushant’s demise case.

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